West Ham United have accidentally revealed, on their official Twitter account, that they have taken former Southampton youngster Omar Rowe on trial.
The 20-year-old was down as an unnamed ‘trialist’ on the team sheet ahead of the game, but the blooper has now revealed his identity.
Hackney-born Rowe was formerly a part of West Ham’s academy, but moved to Southampton at under-16 level – where he spent four years.
After progressing through the youth ranks and signing his first professional contract in July 2013, Rowe was handed his competitive debut in a League Cup match against Barnsley – coming on as a 72nd-minute substitute. He went on to make just one more appearance for the Saints before being released this summer – yet another League Cup appearance.
Rowe was an integral part of Southampton’s under-21 side, before departing this summer, but failed to progress any further due to stiff competition for a spot in the first-team.